Here it is— 2018 and the ERA still hasn’t been ratified. In 2023, U.S. women will have been struggling for equal rights under the U.S. Constitution for 100 years. Inez Milholland gave her life for the Equal Rights Amendment. When she died, the ERA hadn’t yet been drafted and filed. However, American women had already realized that a federal amendment would be necessary—what eventually became the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
More commentary, by both men and women, is appearing to say that equal rights under the U.S. Constitution is long over due. The United States is eager to point out lags in cultural and social awareness in the rest of the world.
Those of us supporting more awareness of Inez Milholland agree.
What does the ERA provide for? Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the Unites States or by any state on account of sex.
The Equal Rights Amendment has already been ratified by 36 of 38 states. Find out more.
Ask Obama to award presidential citizens’ medal to Inez Milholland! on Vimeo.
Digital petition link on InezMilhollandCentennial.com
We have 150 signatures to go on our digital petition to U.S. President Obama in support of him awarding Inez Milholland, America’s suffrage martyr, with a presidential citizens’ award. Have you signed the petition? Do it today!
Also, it’s terrific news that Inez will be listed on the base of the planned Stanton-Anthony statue planned for New York City’s Central Park. Fundraising is underway to fund and build that statue. Find out more.
A memorial service was held for Inez Milholland on Christmas Day in 1916. Next year is the centennial observance. A reminder video.
The co chairs of the Inez Milholland Centennial (Marguerite Kearns and Robert P.J. Cooney Jr.) are among the many signers of a letter sent to NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo urging the funding of the NYS suffrage centennial commission in the upcoming 2016 state budget. See the letter.
When New York State holds its 100th anniversary of New York women voting, we want Inez Milholland’s name prominent in the list of those acknowledged for their work, dedication, and sacrifice. Inez Milholland, a New Yorker, is America’s suffrage martyr.
Three other states will sponsor state suffrage centennial observances before 2020, the nation’s 100th anniversary of women voting: Michigan, Oklahoma, and South Dakota.
We’re getting ready for the 2016 centennial observance for Inez Milholland in 2016. Visit our web site, join us and take action!
On Christmas day in 1916, a memorial service was held in the nation’s capitol to honor Inez, America’s suffrage martyr. Next year we’ll be honoring Inez Milholland in the 100th year anniversary of her death. Join us!
A star for Inez Milholland, America’s women’s suffrage martyr on Vimeo.
Make sure you visit our web site: InezMilhollandCentennial.com
And we’ll be launching the digital petition to ask U.S. President Obama to award Inez Milholland with Presidential Citizens Medal. Sign the petition NOW!
Long list of new cities for “Suffragette” film for November 6, 2015. Movie opening on October 23. It’s not clear yet whether or not the movie will have a widespread release across the United States. England’s suffrage martyr, Emily Davison, is included in this film. This brings attention to U.S. suffrage martyr, Inez Milholland who worked in the English movement, as did other American women.
Finally, the “Suffragette” film will hit the theaters soon. And if you’re looking for a special way to honor Inez, park yourself in a seat and sit back and enjoy. This film will make the work of promoting America’s suffrage martyr easier during 2016, not that “easy” is an appropriate word to describe what’s involved in promoting a suffrage centennial. Mark these words. Most Americans haven’t heard of Inez Milholland. This is changing. Become a partner of the 2016 Inez Milholland centennial. Visit the national web site.
Inez Milholland worked in the English suffrage movement and maintained close ties with the activists there. Growing anticipation about the release of the “Suffragette” film from the UK also brings attention to Milholland, America’s suffrage martyr. Emily Davison, the English suffrage martyr, is featured in the “Suffragette” film. Davison is better known for her sacrifice. And more people than ever are becoming aware of Inez Milholland, especially during the upcoming 2016 centennial observance. Visit the “Suffragette” official film web site for what’s coming soon. Visit SuffrageCentennials.com for trends, news and views of upcoming events and celebrations. The “Suffragette” film is one of many developments to watch.
Martha Wheelock and Wild West Women have joined as partners for the 2016 Inez Milholland centennial. Information about all the partners so far.